Christopher Walken

  • Aired:  01/24/13
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Christopher Walken shares details from his car ride with Al Pacino and Alan Arkin, and explains why he gets information from his wife rather than the Internet. (6:15)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK, MY GUEST TONIGHT ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR, HIS NEW FILM IS CALLED

"STAND-UP GUYS."

>> YOU DID YOUR TIME LIKE A MAN, PAL.

YOU WERE STAND-UP ALL THE WAY.

>> YOU AND DOC WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO THINK SO IT'S POSSIBLE.

EITHER WAY IS POSSIBLE BUT YOU DID THIS.

TRUE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS DIDN'T WORK TOGETHER ALL THIS TIME.

>> NO, NO.

THAT WAS THAT.

>> AND IT WAS.

>> HE CAN'T FORGIVE HIMSELF SO EVERYBODY ELSE HAS GOT TO PAY.

>> WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHILE YOU ARE OUT, PAL?

>> I ALWAYS WANTED TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL.

>> Jon: HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO BET THE BLINKER WAS ON THE WHOLE TIME THEY WERE DRIVING?

PLEASE WE WILL -- WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW CHRISTOPHER WALKEN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HOW ARE YOU?

>> GOOD.

>> Jon: JUST THAT ONE SCENE, THE SIMPLEST OF SCENES, THE SIMPLEST OF THE TASKS, DRIVING

IN A CAR DOWN A STREET, YOU, PACINO, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT TO BE IN THAT CAR?

>> IT'S TRUE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

YOU KNOW, THESE SCENES TAKE A LONG TIME AND WE WERE IN -- WHEN YOU ARE DOING A SHOT IN A CAR,

YOU ARE ON A FLATBED AND YOU ARE GOING AND YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME JUST SITTING IN THE TRUCK.

THAT WAS REALLY THE BEST PART.

>> Jon: GETTING TO HANG OUT WITH THOSE GUYS.

WHO IS THE CHATTIEST AMONGST YOU?

WOULD YOU IT BE ARKI IN THE CHATTIEST?

>> ARKIN IS CHATTY.

YOU MIGHT NOT SUSPECT THAT AL WAS CHATTY BUT HE IS.

>> Jon: I WITH NOT SUSPECT THAT.

>> YES.

AND I'M PRETTY CHATTY SO --

>> Jon: YOU COULD SEE THAT.

I COULD SEE THAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WOULD IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU WERE SITTING IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS IN THE CAR BECAUSE I

ALWAYS FIND A BACKSEAT.

YOU ALWAYS FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IBT RUPTED.

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE BACKSEAT OF A CAR AND THEY CAN HAVE A NICE CONVERSATION AND YOU ARE LIKE,

SHOULD WE GET SOME FOOD.

IT'S HARD.

>> IN THE MOVIES THE BACKSEAT IS A GOOD THING.

>> Jon: IT IS A GOOD THING.

IN MOST CAR SCENES THAT CUT THEY DO THAT.

THEY ALWAYS DO THIS, THEY LOOK AHEAD AND GO -- VERY RARELY DO THEY LOOK BACK.

IN CAR SCENES A LOT OF THE TIMES THEY ARE DOING THIS AND THEN --

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND THEY DO THAT WAY TOO LONG.

>> Jon: AND NOBODY WOULD EVER DO THAT IN A CAR.

>> WOULD YOU BE IN BIG TROUBLE.

>> Jon: HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO DO THIS IN A MANY OFY.

WHEN I WATCH MOVIES IT'S A SMALL PET PEEVE AND SOMEONE SAYS GIVE ME YOUR NUMBER AND THEY SAY,

SURE, 555 -- AND THEY GIVE YOU A MOVIE NUMBER THAT IS NOT REAL.

>> THEY SHOULD GIVE YOU A NUMBER THAT IF YOU ACTUALLY CALLED IT WOULD BE SOMETHING.

>> Jon: AS SOON AS YOU SAY 555-EVERYBODY SAYS I'M LEAVING.

>> WHAT IF YOU CALLED IT AND THEY WERE THERE.

>> Jon: GAVE YOUR REAL NUMBER.

>> DO THAT IN THE AD.

>> Jon: YOU ARE A TOUGH GUY TO GET AHOLD OF?

ARE YOU A TECHNO-FILE?

ARE YOU ONLINE?

>> NO, I MISSED ALL THAT.

>> Jon: IT'S STILL HERE, YOU CAN JUMP ON THAT.

>> I REMEMBER WHEN TRANSISTER RADIOS HAPPENED.

>> Jon: DID YOU JUMP ON THAT YET?

ARE YOU WAITING?

>> IT'S LIKE THAT.

I REMEMBER --

>> Jon: YOU REALLY --

>> WHEN I WAS A KID YOU HAD TO BE ABLE TO ADD AND SUBTRACT.

>> Jon: WHAT?

WHY?

>> EXACTLY.

>> Jon: ARE YOU SAYING YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER?

>> NO.

>> Jon: FOR REAL?

>> NO, I DON'T.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: I QUESTION -- A QUESTION POPPED IN MY HEAD THAT I CAN'T BECAUSE OF HOW

INAPPROPRIATE IT IS.

>> IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER YOU DON'T HAVE A CERTAIN KIND OF IDENTITY.

YOU DON'T HAVE A FOOTPRINT IN THE CLOUDS OR --

>> Jon: RIGHT.

DO YOU FEEL AMISH?

LIKE DO YOU FEEL -- DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU DON'T -- LIKE INFORMATION HOW DO YOU GET IT?

PURELY STILL PAPER?

>> MY WIFE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: DOES SHE HAVE A COMPUTER?

>> IF I NEED SOMETHING I'LL ASK HER.

[ LAUGHTER ]

IT'S INTERESTING I DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE EITHER.

>> Jon: NO!

>> BUT WHEN I MAKE A MOVIE THEY HAND ME ONE.

AND I ALWAYS THINK THAT'S NICE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT FOR ME.

IT'S SO THEY CAN GET ME.

>> Jon: FIND YOU.

WHY NOT LIKE A CAT GIVE YOU A LITTLE BELL.

THAT IS WILD.

THEY HAND YOU A CELL PHONE.

AT THE END OF THE FILM DO THEY GO --

>> TAKE IT BACK.

>> Jon: WHEN YOU HAVE ONE, IS IT FUN TO HAVE?

>> IT IS.

I CALL PEOPLE BACK.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: WELL, I KNOW WHAT I'M GETTING YOU FOR CHRISTMAS.

>> I CALL PEOPLE THAT I NEVER TALK TO.

I JUST CALL THEM.

>> Jon: THAT MAY BE THE FAVORITE THING I'VE HEARD IN THE LONGEST TIME.

"STAND-UP GUYS" IS IN THE THEATERS ON FEBRUARY 1.

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